IN A remarkable show of support for Liversedge, one of their top scorers Nathan Cartman, has turned down yet another approach from a rival club to finish the season at Clayborn.
Tadcaster Albion are the latest club hoping to secure the services of the striker, who has 13 league goals to his credit this season. He scored twice in the first 20 minutes in Liversedge’s 4-1 win over Barton Old Boys at Clayborn last Tuesday night.
Albion, who like Liversedge, are in the Northern Counites East League Premier Division, put a seven day notice on Cartman last Monday. He has told them he is not interested in a move at this time in the season. It is the same message he has politely delivered to several other clubs, including teams in the Evo-Stick League, this season.
Liversedge manager Billy Miller, who brought Cartman from Brighouse Town at the start of this season, explained: “He is not going to go to Tadcaster, he is quite happy with things as they are at the moment. There are only six or seven games left in the season and he feels there is no point doing anything to change things now.
“He is enjoying it, there is no pressure on him,” Miller added.
“He’s a great lad to have around and has benefited from having the players around him, especially Alex Hallam and Dave Bordman.”
The trio are the club’s top scorers and they work well together.
Miller explained: “The second goal Nathan scored against Barton summed their partnership up, all three were involved in the build-up. Bordman found Hallam and he slipped the final pass into Cartman who sent the goalkeeper the wrong way with his shot.”
Cartman was just one of many outstanding players for Liversdge against Barton.
“We probably put out our strongest team, you only have to look at the bench where we had Andy Shuttleworth, James Hurtley and Rob Bordman.
“James Riordan returned at centre half, we moved Nathan Hay into the middle of the park where he was a threat along with Jake Lawler while Alex Ferguson had another good game.”
It is likely the same team will travel to third-placed Winterton Rangers tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.
“It will be a hard game for us, they are going great guns at the minute and they will provide a big test for us. But we will go there ready for the challenge.
“After that there is a run of games that I think we can get points from and see if we can get ourselves up the table by the end of the season.”
Striker in demand Nathan Cartman on the ball for Liversedge. (d11121104)